In our new world of virtualised IT, big data and electronic discovery, traditional approaches to data protection no longer work. However, organisations still want the ability to recover data with greater ease and lower costs. Software vendors recognise these challenges and are defining a new vision to help organisations smash backup and recovery windows, drive down costs and reduce complexity.
Server virtualised platforms are becoming the norm and organisations are putting mission critical workloads into them and are deploying hundreds and even thousands of virtual machines. The industry is looking for the same level of visibility into and control of virtual environments as it has in physical estates, while reducing complexity.
Computers have long been indispensable for running a small or midsize business (SMB). Although information technology introduces new risks and management challenges, most businesspeople have a general understanding of its risks and they do their best to address them. More often than not, this means using a network firewall, adding an antivirus and possibly an antispam solution and implementing some sort of backup schedule.
Admittedly, it is difficult to run a business and keep protection up to date at the same time. New research documents the gap: a recent survey showed that 33%1 of small and midsize businesses lack even basic antivirus protection, 47 % fail to back up desktop PCs and 20 % maintain no server backups of any kind.
Yet the risks increase and the business protection gap grows. More complex threats and attacks, some focused on individual businesses, have become routine. The value of data and the cost of losing it are both on the rise. Meanwhile, the technology environment keeps changing as wireless networks, mobile computing devices, Mac OS ® and Linux® machines in the workplace and Web gateway and server hardware are added to the infrastructure and none of these additions are covered by basic protection.
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1 Applied Research - West, Inc. Storage and Security in SMBs: 2009 survey results. (Cupertino, CA: Symantec Corp. March, 2009),
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